A Statement on the UMC Special General Conference

A Statement on the UMC Special General Conference

by David McAllister-Wilson, President of Wesley Theological Seminary As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.Joshua 24:15 I have returned from the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis on the Mississippi River. It may seem from news...
Dean Jan Love Offers Thoughts on General Conference

Dean Jan Love Offers Thoughts on General Conference

by Dean Jan Love, in an email to the Candler School of Theology community Dear members of the Candler community: I write to you from the St. Louis Special Session of the General Conference with a very heavy heart. I apologize in advance that this is a long message....
I Speak Against the Traditional Plan

I Speak Against the Traditional Plan

by Jeremy Troxler, General Conference Delegate, Spruce Pine UMC I rise to speak against what is referred to as the “Traditional” Plan, not because it is traditional, but because it is NOT. This plan’s approach is contrary to the generous,...
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi’s Call to Prayer

Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi’s Call to Prayer

by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi Grace and peace to you. I greet you in the name and with the love of Jesus Christ. In preparation for the 2019 Special Called Session of the General Conference, the Commission on a Way Forward worked with great integrity and faith. As an...
Reflections from Bishop Sally Dyck

Reflections from Bishop Sally Dyck

by Bishop Sally Dyck Dear Friends and Members of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference: The long-awaited Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo., has finished its work. The three days were very painful for people...
Bishop Farr’s Words for the Missouri Annual Conference

Bishop Farr’s Words for the Missouri Annual Conference

by Bishop Robert D. Farr Dear Friends, I want to apologize for the hurt on all sides of this special session of General Conference. As a Bishop of the Church, I am concerned for all of our clergy and laity, regardless of their opinions. We knew the special session...
A Letter from Bishop Cynthia Harvey

A Letter from Bishop Cynthia Harvey

by Bishop Cynthia Harvey, President Designate of the Council of Bishops Greetings Louisiana Conference, The Special Session of General Conference has come to an end in St. Louis and I would like to update you on what happened and what we can expect. After much...
Bishop Carter Comments on the Special Session

Bishop Carter Comments on the Special Session

by Ken Carter, Resident Bishop of the Florida Conference and President of the Council of Bishops Dear Florida Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Some are grateful for the results of the Special Session. And others sought a different outcome. All of this will take some...
A Pastoral Letter Following General Conference 2019

A Pastoral Letter Following General Conference 2019

by Brett Opalinski, Christ Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Christ Church family and friends, The special General Conference of the United Methodist Church, in St. Louis, has concluded. As a wise person said to me on Saturday night at our special prayer service for...

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